Summer Fox Girl

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She has a double gauze dress and a cashmere sweater.

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Her dress has frogs and lily pads.

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A close-up of her purse-

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and what is inside-

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You can’t see in the other photos, but the sweater has a lace trim at the neckline.

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Fox Girl, Vintage Liberty Dress

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Sometimes the hardest things about a blog post is figuring out a title!

This sweet plaid fox girl is wearing a cashmere sweater and a dress made from Liberty lawn. I have no idea how old the fabric is but I’d guess 60′s or 70′s. It was from my Mom’s stash and I have a good amount of it on a roll, labeled with her handwriting.

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Here is a close-up of her purse-

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I am at the stage of my sewing where I am trying to build inventory with some of all the kinds of pieces I make, to take to San Francisco. That often means more jumping around than usual. So, even though I have 4 more foxes almost finished, sitting on my desk, I am moving on to the next thing and I will get back to them later. My studio is a CRAZY mess!

schoolgirl fox

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This is the last of my pre-show dolls and I am posting her last because she was the one who found a new home last Saturday.

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She is a fox girl with a fox covered dress!

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Now, I am working on finishing up 2 pieces (2 kitties) that I didn’t finish before the show. And also trying to deal with the chaos in my studio and maybe even get some fun and or home sewing done. I am happy to be back in the studio and not spending full days on the computer!

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I was frantically finishing pieces to take to the Arts Festival last Saturday. I had a small pile of kitties and foxes that were sewed up and stuffed but not dressed. I got most of them finished by last Friday night (5 out of 7)! Only one sold so the rest will be going into my etsy shop this week. And, I will be posting them here too and the sold one will come last :-)

I think this fox girl is looking very bright and summer-y.

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I like her expression which looks curious to me.

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It can take a while to get everything posted into the shop. So far, I have all the owls posted. If you saw anything that I’ve posted since I got back from LA (the last month- owls, tiny worlds) that you’d be interested in purchasing, email me at mimikirchner@pobox.com and I will send you all the details.

 

finally, a fox girl!

I finally have a finished piece to show you!

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This fox was a request from someone at CraftBoston, back in December. She saw this fox and then came back later but someone else had taken her home. I was asked if I could make another with the same fabric. Luckily, I still had it!

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This fox (body) is made of some hand-dyed (by me) wool. I love the richness of the color.

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William Morris inspired dress fabric, cashmere sweater with 1 antique button, Liberty of London wool shawl, wool felt purse. Hurray for finally #1- 2017 finished doll!

fox girl, fancy coat

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She has a fancy wool coat made of Liberty of London peacock print. The fabric was a shawl/scarf that I wore for years until wear and moths indicated it was time for it to have a new life.

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And she has a silk ribbon bow.

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Her dress is baby wale corduroy and is also my new fox dress design. I am thinking I might want to make something along the same lines for me!

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Her coat is excellent camouflage!

Yesterday when I was taking photos, the temp was in the high 50′s. Today, snow.

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Three more fox girls and then on to the next thing. Wow- 6 solid weeks of foxes for me. I think I’ve got them out of my system for now.

A fox girl in teal with a bunny in her basket!

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I love how the teal and green look against the orange and rusty brown herringbone wool.

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I used some of my antique lace. It can be a push to get over the too-precious-to-use syndrome.

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This is a new design dress that I’ve been working on- no waist gathering. I like how it has sort of a 60′s vibe.

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Hi little bunny!

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